jackstay


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jackstay

[′jak‚stā]
(naval architecture)
A rope, rod, or pipe rove through the eyebolts fitted on a yard or mast for the purpose of attaching sails to the yard or mast.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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